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Calculating the grim economic costs of Ebola outbreak

Andrew Ross Sorkin 

The topic everyone on Wall Street is discussing urgently but quietly isn't the volatile stock market. It is Ebola. While thousands of health care workers seek to control the deadly virus in West Africa, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical professionals seek to prevent its outbreak in the United States, financial analysts and others have been trying to estimate - or "model," in Wall Street parlance - the potential effect on the global economy. The math is not pretty. The most authoritative model, at the moment, suggests a potential ...

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First Published: Wed, October 15 2014. 00:16 IST